Friday, January 04, 2019

Delhi airport to become first in India to obtain bullet-resistant vehicles to tackle 'lone wolf attacks'

New Delhi: Six bullet-resistant vehicles (BRVs) will soon be deployed at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Equipped with state-of-the-art weapons, these vehicles are currently being subjected to ballistic training in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

A statement issued by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) claimed that Delhi airport will become the first in the country to have BRVs. These vehicles will then be deployed at airports in Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Mumbai among others in the months to come, added the statement. The deployment of these vehicles has been done to minimise the damage of a potential terrorist attack.
With respect to the induction of BRVs, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) is also in the process of finalising specification for airports that fall under their ambit, said a report by Hindustan Times. An official with the CISF which is currently in charge of 61 out of the 100 airports in India, told the national daily that "lone wolf attack is now the latest trend". He added that a BRV will allow security personnel to neutralise the attacker without exposing themselves to danger.

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